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Fishing Report
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Delta Report:

Fishing has been tough recently on the delta. The water has muddied up and the temperatures remain low. Anglers who are catching bass are targeting deep holes that are void of current with jigs and other small plastics. Usually this time of year bass anglers tend to focus more on dead end sloughs as the warmer more consistent water temperatures seem to exist there. Striper fishing is okay; currently there is a rattletrap bite in and around the Big Break area.

Lake New Melones:

Trout fishing is great right now on the lake; anglers are doing well from the shore and from their boats. The hot bait right now off the bank continues to be Power Bait with green or chartreuse glitter. For those fishing from their boats many are doing well while tossing or trolling shad imitating lures from the surface down to 10 feet deep. The Department of Fish and Game has been planting small trout in the lake, which have been accounting for the many limits that are being caught recently. Bass fishing remains consistent as the bass have moved deeper. The bigger bass are being caught by swimbaits as they are definitely following the trout up shallow. For numbers try targeting points and backs of creeks with soft plastics and jigs.

Lake Don Pedro:

The trout bite is good right now for anglers fishing from the surface down to 25 feet. Anglers are targeting the bigger fish that are combing the bank while using side planers and trolling a variety of shad imitating lures. Bass fishing has slowed right now as anglers are struggling to find a consistent bite anywhere on the lake. There have been a few anglers that have been able to catch fish on spoons while searching for schooling fish.

Lake Amador:

Heavy loads of trout are being planted into the lake right now on what seems like a daily basis. Anglers fishing off the bank are doing well while using Power Bait either fished off the bottom or beneath a bobber.

Lake Camanche:

Fishing for trout is really good on the lake and in the pond. Limits are being caught in both as anglers fishing for trout are catching them from the surface down to 15 feet. Those fishing off the bank are using Power Bait or tossing Kastmasters and Rapala's. The trout being caught right now are ranging in size from 6 inches to nearly five pounds. Bass fishing is hit or miss for anglers right now. The more experienced anglers are targeting the many submerged island tops for baitfish activity. Once they find the baitfish they've been able to find the bass.

Tip of the Week:

If you're planning on not using your boat for a while it's always better to top off the gas tanks before storing, than to let it sit empty. An empty tank allows for a lot of condensation to build up resulting in water mixing with your fuel. This can be a very costly mistake if not treated properly.